VZW Drops Bionic Price to $249

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    Title says it all.
    I ordered mine on day 1 so I highly doubt there is any chance of a price adjustment, but those of you who recently purchased it should try calling *611 and see if you cant get $50 back.
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    Smart move by VZW. They do this will all their phones after a month or so.
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    No surprise here. Pre orders start today for the RAZR at $299. Wouldn't be surprised if it goes lower when Nexus/Rezound are available.
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    Im happy with my Bionic and I don't want to return it, but a $50 credit will certainly make me happier. :)

    I may go to the verizon store where I purchased my phone (~14-15 days ago) to see what they say.

    I'd like to know if anyone has had any luck with something like this.

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    I'm likin' the sound of this! I'm about to buy the Bionic next week. Not really interested in the Razr. Thanks for the info.

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    I just upgraded from original Driod to the Bionic two days ago. I called *611 this morning about the price change and they told me sorry they can't give me a $50 refund. I'm gonna try going back to the store and try again to get a refund.
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    If you got it at a Verizon store and you're within your 14 day return period I would think it's a no brainer. "Oh, I can't get an adjustment? OK, then I'd like to return my phone, please. Then I'd like to buy a new one. Or...would you just like to just give me a $50 adjustment instead?"
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    That's a good one!

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    I dont think it's going to get any lower than $250. I got a brochure in the mail this week from VZW and the Tbolt is still $250.
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    No luck at the Verizon store. At least where I purchased it from. It Was just a flat out NO.

    Guess my impatience got the better of me this time. Oh well, over the course of 2 years, $50 isn't that big of a deal to me.

    I didn't dwell too much into attempting to return it only to repurchase it at a reduced price. With the $35 restocking fee I'd only save $15 and I wasn't willing to go through the hassle of that.

    Good luck to anyone else who attempts this, may You have better luck than I.

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    Just got back from the Verizon store. They only gave me a $30 credit on my account, since I only paid $249.99 for the phone with my work discount. So paying $219 for the Bionic isn't bad. Oh well, $30 is better than nothing.
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    The Bionic is already down to $229 at Best Buy.
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    Just curious, did you have to push them to give you the credit? Maybe walking in there in a civilized manner wasn't the right approach. :)

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    Yes, the first sales associate I talked to had no idea that there was a price reduction of the Bionic. He asked another sales person and he said yes it went into effect today, but they couldn't give me any credit. I asked to talk to a Manager and told him I just bought the phone two days ago and was upset about not being told to wait until today to buy the phone, and then he gave me a $30 credit towards next months bill.
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    I'm only talking about VZW.
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    Well, im glad that you were able to get the discount. The folks at the VZW I went to didn't know of the price drop either and it looked like there Was no manager available since the sales assosicate walked to the back room to talking on the phone.

    I suspect they'll try to push the old price to uninformed customers...at least for the rest of today.

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    I got my bionic for$199.95. 3weeks ago. They'd match the radio shack price.(yes is hard to believe)...

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    So I purchased online through VZ the Bionic and HD Dock. I had to pay $12.00 and applied the rest to my account to bill me later. Well imagine my surprise when my auto-payment took out the normal amount. I went to VZ online and account is paid-in-full and no charges phone/dock showing on the account which should be $300.

    Anyone else order online, did it show up later, or did they screw up in my favor for once?
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    If you bought your phone from verizon in the last 30 days they have a policy that they will take the 50 dollars off for the bionic

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    Sorry for double post. But all I did was call star 611 and said that I was disappointed and they said okay they will take the 50 bucks off cuz its policy

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